We've hit a milestone at Crafty Cardmakers as this is our 100th challenge which is being hosted by Viv, who has chosen the theme "Winged Things". She would like to see a creation with something with wings as a focal point, not a tiny butterfly charm or a small bee in a corner! So something with wings must be the main focal point. Fairies, angels, birds LARGE butterflies, birds etc would qualify.
We have two awesome sponsors as usual for the challenge, firstly
with a choice of three digis for the winner from their fantastic range
and also by
with a prize of £12 to spend at your favourite Woodware stockist
Once again I'm pretty jealous that I don't get a chance to win a prize!
So, onto the project I was inspired to create by the theme.
Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Scenic: Flying Colours
Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Squeezed Lemonade
Heat It Up! - Silver Pearl embossing powder
Canvas board from The Works
Gems from stash
I made the background using the "Wrinkle free" distress ink technique, you can watch the GrandMaster Holtz demonstrate it here. I then finished the edge with Seedless Preserve (my new fave colour) and also stamped randomly with a small butterfly in the same colour. I spritzed those images to create a faded look. I then stamped over those with another larger butterfly and the scroll stamp that comes in the set using DI embossing ink. I could pretend that I waited for the canvas to dry but I didn't which allowed a nice messy edge all round with the embossing powder which I actually like. Finally I used Stazon to stamp the sentiment. Then I went to town and stamped the large butterfly on acetate, stuck it onto a Crafty Notions double sided adhesive sheet and chucked glitter at it then cut it out and added to the canvas. The last item was the gems to help balance it out.
close up of the butterfly
I do hope you will join in with the challenge and help us celebrate our landmark. Make sure you check out Crafty Cardmakers to see what other inspiration the DT can provide.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you're well.